Or if you are a supervisor, do you face a situation in which you want to help your employee, but he/she dismisses you and wants to act alone? Or maybe he/she keeps asking and making sure, letting you know that you are not being precise enough? Development is to blame!
If so, it is very good! The first step is already behind you – you are aware that something is not right. Such self-awareness is necessary to take action. But it’s not just about finding a solution, it’s about understanding the cause.
A team, like a cat, has many lives
We’re not necessarily talking about 9 lives. But it’s true that any team that has experienced staffing changes begins to function similarly to a brand new team. Bruce Tuckman’s diagram of the team life cycle (Figure 1) illustrates this brilliantly – a formative phase occurs each time there is a change in personnel. That is, the initial mistrust, the delineation of one’s area of expertise, and finally the lapping phase, i.e. minor conflicts, are inevitable and even desirable.
An undisturbed norming phase will lead to the implementation phase, the moment when the team becomes an almost self-organizing unit.